Assessment Only Route – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pass the Skills Tests?
There is no longer a requirement to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests. We will require your supporting schools to confirm your numeracy and literacy competency at interview stage.
How long will I have to complete the assessment?
You will have 12 weeks from being registered with the Department for Education.
Will I be paid?
Your school may continue to pay your salary. The cost of the assessment can be met by either yourself or your school or a combination of both.
What are the consecutive age ranges?
Ages 3-5 (Foundation stage)
Ages 5-7 (School years 1-2)
Ages 7-9 (School years 3-4)
Ages 9-11 (School years 5-6)
Ages 11-14 (School years 7-9)
Ages 14-16 (School years 10-11)
Ages 16-19 (School years 12-13)
Will I be exempt from Induction?
No, all Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) must successfully complete The Early Careers Framework (ECF). The ECF lasts for 2 years and combines an individualised programme of professional development with assessment against the Teachers’ Standards.
Do I need to find my own school?